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noun (1)

plural -s
chiefly Scottish
: a spiral-shelled marine gastropod or its shell
especially : red whelk


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noun (2)

plural -s
: a perverse intractable person


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noun (3)

plural -s
New England
: alewife sense 1a
especially : an alewife smoked for food

Word History


Noun (1)

perhaps modification of Latin buccinum, bucinum, a shellfish used in dyeing purple, from bucina, buccina trumpet, shell used as a trumpet

Noun (2)

perhaps modification of Latin buccinum

Noun (3)

origin unknown

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“Buckie.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/buckie. Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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